Category Archives: Textual study

Fire in My Bones

“Then I said, ‘I will not make mention of Him, nor speak anymore in His name” (Jeremiah 20:9a). Jeremiah was tired of the fight.  He was mocked by what seemed like everyone (Jeremiah 20:7, 10).  He was in derision daily … Continue reading

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Negative As Well As Positive

“Behold I have put My words in your mouth” (Jeremiah 1:9). The LORD addressed these words to Jeremiah.  The prophet was to speak God’s word.  It was not his duty to entertain the people.  It was not his duty to … Continue reading

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The Crossroads

“Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls” (Jeremiah 6:16). Robert Johnson There is a legend in the world … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunity

“The harvest is past, The summer is ended, And we are not saved!” (Jeremiah 8:20). These are extremely sad words.  Judah was not in a saved condition.  There are two common interpretations of this verse.  Wayne Jackson comments, “This may … Continue reading

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Two Evils

“My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn for themselves cisterns – broken cisterns that can hold no water” (Jeremiah 2:13). The bulk of the book of Jeremiah concerns Judah’s final … Continue reading

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The Gods Perish and It Is Not in Man

“Thus you shall say to them: ‘The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under the heavens” (Jeremiah 10:11). Man tends to be a worshipping being.  Nearly every culture that … Continue reading

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“Crucified”

“Must Jesus bear the cross alone, and all the world go free?  No there’s a cross for ev’ryone, and there’s a cross for me / The consecrated cross I’ll bear till He shall set me free, and then go home … Continue reading

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The Glory of the LORD and Mount Olivet

The Bible is filled with amazing details which are sometimes missed.  This is the case in the passages which we will consider in this article.  Jesus ascended from the mount called Olivet (Acts 1:9-12 cf. Luke 24:50-53).  Is there a … Continue reading

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Put On… (Colossians 3:12-15)

It is said that a tradition sprang up, in the early years of church history, concerning the garments worn following baptism.  The historian Philip Schaff wrote, “During the week following, the neophytes wore white garments as a symbol of purity” … Continue reading

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Three Bears

There are 8 species of bear in the world: (1) North American Black Bear; (2) Brown Bear (Grizzly); (3) Polar Bear; (4) Asiatic Black Bear; (5) Sun Bear (Honey Bear); (6) Panda Bear; (7) Sloth Bear; (8) Andean Bear. While … Continue reading

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